Friday, 28 August 2015

Family History Books

Self-Help Genealogy Guides

These titles are available from the Family History Collection on the 2nd Floor of Rotorua District Library :

Tracing  your family history on the internet by Chris Paton.
929.10285 PAT
Every day new records and resources are put online in repositories such as,, genealogy blogs and family history sites. These have become so numerous that it becomes more and more like a needle in a haystack or simply a rabbit trail that may or may not lead you to what you seek. This book will help you navigate the internet and how to trust the sources you find.

How to get more family tree time by Megan Gibson  
929.1 GIB
Top tips from a TV Researcher for "Who do you think you are" promising tips for the time poor!

The everything guide to online genealogy : trace your roots, share your history, and create your family tree by Kimberly Powell.
929.10285 POW
Packed with tips on using free databases, new websites, and a growing number of genealogy apps, The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 3rd Edition has everything readers need to find their ancestors going back generations!

Tracing your ancestors through family photographs by Jayne Shrimpton.
929.1072 SHR
Almost every family and local historian works with photographs. They are one of the most vivid and memorable ways into the past. This concise but comprehensive guide describes the various types of photograph and explains how they can be dated.

Who do you think you are? : the genealogy handbook : the essential pocket guide to tracing your family history by Dan Waddell.
929.1072 WAD

Drawing on celebrity stories to illustrate and inspire, and providing hints, tips and practical step-by-steps our attractively packaged pocket handbook will bring family history to life for fans of the show, and for any amateur sleuths starting out on their own journey of discovery.

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